At the July 8th Planning and Land Use Committee meeting, staff presented the first draft of the new workforce housing ordinance. The ordinance is modeled after Montgomery County, Maryland. The intent is to provide enough density bonuses to developers to make the inclusion of below market rate units economically feasible. County staff is seeking comments from the development community and is open to suggestions on how to improve the ordinance. The ordinance was briefly discussed at the August 13th Planning and Land Use Committee meeting. After minor changes, the ordinance was placed on the November 18th agenda. It was deferred until December 9th, with a discussion at the December 2nd Work Session.